Where to find them
A holiday break to the Galapagos Islands will be the vacation of a lifetime, providing a variety of chill out spots like you’ve never experienced before. Situated just 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian mainland, the island chain of Galapagos is made up of 13 islands, 5 of which are inhabited. The Galapagos Islands offer year round enjoyable weather, making any time of the year the ideal time to visit, and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the islands and all they have to offer.
Variety of wildlife
You’ll be blown away by the endless beauty and amazing variety of wild life that you’ll experience as you soak up your surroundings and the stunning beaches. On the Islands, you’ll find a wide variety of animals in their own special hidden places, including fun loving seals, graceful albatrosses, perky Friate birds and countless other bird species as well as the brilliant red, Sally Light Foot crabs. Best of all, you’ll love the awe inspiring giant tortoises, marine iguana, sea lions and penguins that always seem to be having a great time together, with almost human like qualities. The coolest thing of all is that most of the wildlife feels so approachable as they welcome you to their favorite chill out spots, which is just one of the many reasons the islands draws so many nature lovers and tourists year round.
All the of the islands offer their own special chill out spots. For a classic, panoramic view of the Galapagos, climb up the hill on Bartolome or go to the Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin research centre and visit the giant tortoise program featuring tortoise breeding and rearing, an unforgettable experience. To see a beautiful and unique variety of wildlife, including the Galapagos penguins, you’ll want to visit Floreana or Isabela.
Diving and snorkeling are popular activities on the islands because the sea life in the area is so abundant and brilliantly colored. Just imagine spending the day snorkeling with sea lions and pacific sea turtles. When it comes to diving, the Wolf and Darwin Islands have been ranked as the world’s best dive destinations when it comes to best big animal dive, healthiest marine environment as well as preferred advanced diving location for experienced divers. There are a variety of dive sites that are beginner friendly as well, and you can also take diving classes on the San Cristobal and Santa Cruz islands.
There is no other place like Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands are virtually brimming with life, excitement and beauty, providing unforgettable chill out spots that are like nothing you’ll encounter anywhere else on earth. It is the most magical place on the planet that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime, if not more.
How to get there…
To get to the Galapagos from the main land you’ll travel by plane from the Quito or Guayaquil airports.